Welcome to Everybody Active 2020: Outdoor Spaces

Every Body Active 2020: Outdoor Spaces is a lottery funded grants programme aimed at developing new outdoor recreation facilities and infrastructure spread across Northern Ireland. Sport Northern Ireland considers outdoor recreation to encompass all sport and physical recreation that takes place in the natural environment whether on land, water or air. The natural environment is considered to be woodland and forests, open moorland, riverside, lakeside and coast, urban park land and farmland.

Sport Northern Ireland’s Every Body Active 2020: Outdoor Spaces programme seeks to prioritise the development of projects which contribute to addressing the continued under-representation in sport and physical recreation amongst the below target groups:

  • Women and girls
  • People aged over 50
  • People with a disability
  • People living in areas of greatest need

Who Can Apply

  • Governing Bodies of Sport (recognised by Sport Northern Ireland)
  • Voluntary Organisation
  • District Councils
  • Community Associations
  • Charities
  • Statutory Agencies

People living in Northern Ireland must benefit from your project.

All potential applicants will be expected to operate good levels of governance, including having in place an acceptable constitution, child protection policy and equity policy.

Funding Limits

Every Body Active 2020 Outdoor Spaces is targeted at small scale capital projects that should normally not be greater in cost than £250,000.

The minimum award available is £10,000 and the maximum is £120,000 for any project.

Total Project Cost Maximum Sport NI Funding Maximum Sport NI Grant
Below £100,000 75% £75,000
Over £100,000 50% £120,000

Key Dates

The closing date for receipt of applications is 4.00pm Tuesday 28 February 2017.

The application is online. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, FREE WI-FI IS AVAILABLE IN LIBRARIES ACROSS NORTHERN IRELAND. Please visit the Libraries NI website for further details: www.librariesni.org.uk

Guidance Information

Download the following:

Every Body Active 2020: Outdoor Spaces Information and Guidance Notes

Every Body Active 2020: Outdoor Spaces Action Plan